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Anju Bobby George: World Athletics Association Woman of the Year Award for Anju Bobby George

Geneva, First Published Dec 2, 2021, 6:13 PM IST

Zurich: Olympian Anju Bobby George has been named the World Athletics Woman of the Year. The award recognizes contributions to Indian athletics and women’s empowerment since retiring from the sport.

Shailu Singh of Anju Bobby George Academy also won a medal at the World Junior Championships, according to the awards committee. Anju’s achievements have inspired women in India to follow in her footsteps and enter the sport, World Athletics tweeted.

Anju said she was proud to be nominated for the World Athletics Association’s Woman of the Year award. Anju said there is nothing happier than being able to empower girls in the country and teach them new lessons in sports.

Norway’s 400m Olympic champion Carsten Warhome was named the best male athlete and 100m Olympic champion Elaine Thompson the best female athlete.

Last Updated Dec 2, 2021, 6:13 PM IST

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